2230 Touts Charge Sheeted by Railways for Ticket Black Marketing During March’13 to April 2014
The Indian Railways arrested 2407 touts and charge sheeted 2203 touts for ticket black marketing during the period from March 2013 to April 2014. Indian Railways takes measures to ensure that common man’s access to the ticketing system is not affected. Some cases of touting activities come to notice during checks conducted by Railways, particularly during peak rush period/festival seasons. To facilitate travel for the passengers during peak rush period and to ensure availability of train tickets to ‘Common Man’, regular and preventive checks against touting activities are conducted. This is an ongoing continuous process.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.